8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prins. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, then view the masterpieces at Kim Sacks Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip builder site .

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Kim Sacks Gallery ©
Kim Sacks Gallery
I was shot in Joburg ©
I was shot in Joburg

2
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

Plan my day in Kruger National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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